Lychee

Lychee

History: Where is lychee from? If you had chosen Asia, as many would guess, you are correct. Its trees are native from Taiwan, China, and other parts of Southeast Asia. For those that are keeping track, the scientific name is Litchi chinensis and is part of the soapberry family,  Sapindaceae. Other fruits from this family … Continue reading

Little Red Dot Kitchen Interview

Little Red Dot Kitchen Interview

 I had an wonderful opportunity to sit down with Ching, CO-founder of Little Red Dot Kitchen; you might recall my post about their bak gwa. This is part of a new series where I will be asking co-founders a few questions to dig deep into their passion/love for their product beyond what the about section … Continue reading

Blueberries

Blueberries

History: The scientific name is Cyanococcus, which falls under the Genus Vaccinium (cranberries fall within this genus as well). They grow on a bush which can be less than a foot in height (4 inches) to 13 feet tall. The smaller bushes are known as “lowbush blueberries” or “wild” whereas the taller bushes are known as “highbush blueberries.” … Continue reading

Anne’s Kombucha Review : Cranberry Lime

Anne’s Kombucha Review : Cranberry Lime

Had the exciting opportunity to write this Anne’s Kombucha Review! Have you ever heard of kombucha? Note: If you have ever purchased kombucha, you would have noticed that you grabbed it from the refrigerated section. Thus, I strongly suggest that you serve and drink it cold as well. Also, there will be some residue on … Continue reading

Kombucha

History: Kombucha is a simply, a fermented tea. It is created by kombucha culture which contains yeast(s) and the bacteria, Acetobacter. When the two of these come together, it forms a tangible and hard bio film. Kombucha is believed to have originated in China during the Qin Dynasty, dating back as early as 221 BC. Hence, … Continue reading

Backyard Bees Honey : Humble Beginnings

Backyard Bees Honey : Humble Beginnings

If you haven’t read Part 1, I highly encourage you to read it first. Kelly’s journey began near the winter of 2007, when her husband noticed bees hovering out from a small hole in the backyard fence. It turned out to be a huge hive that was encased between the two wooden fences, and the … Continue reading

Organic Carrots

Organic Carrots

History: A root vegetable that over the years has become domesticated. Originally, it was found in Europe and southwestern Asia as a wild carrot Daucus carota, which is much smaller and has a woodier taste. The carrots I am most acquainted with are the “baby carrots” that can be purchased in your local grocer or the … Continue reading